Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Republican candidate Jim Crosby throws his support behind Jim McKelvey as he announces his withdrawal from the Republican primary race for the 19th District House of Delegates. The seat currently held by the retiring Delegate Lacey E. Putney.
Crosby in a statement said: “The May 7th Republican primary to identify its candidate to run in the November House of Delegates election heated up very quickly in the 19th with five candidates entering the race almost simultaneously. My intention to enter this primary race was to provide a truly conservative choice for the Republicans. After further consideration, it became clear that too many candidates will easily split the vote and possibly prevent the best conservative candidate from being elected. I have decided that my goals for entering the race can now be best achieved by endorsing and actively supporting the one true conservative Republican candidate that has the best chance of winning the May 7th primary.
In endorsing the candidacy of Jim McKelvey he praised McKelvey as a strong constitutionalist, a successful businessman, a long-time Republican activist, 100% pro-life, 100% pro-2nd Amendment and a fighter for smaller government, responsible fiscal policies, school choice and term limits for all elected officials.
That leaves three candidates in the primary – Eagle Rock resident and Pastor Zachary Hatcher, Botetourt County Supervisor Terry L Austin, and Bedford businessman Jim McKelvey. Jerry Johnson also dropped out of House race and endorsed Jim McKelvey.
The Republican nominee for the 19th House of Delegates will be chosen at a Legislative District Party Canvas (Firehouse Primary) on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 p.m..
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: election 2013, Elections, house_of_delegates, republican